Curated Space News

These are the news items that I have curated during the monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the Space conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I am using all of these links to better understand how the space is defining not just their APIs, but their schema, and other moving parts of their API operations.

Mars rover has detected methane that could mean life on the Red Planet (06-22-2019)
Virgin Galactic sends its first passenger to the edge of space (02-22-2019)
SpaceX to European competitors: Were not subsidized, you are (02-22-2019)
Virgin Galactic spaceplane reaches space with first passenger on board (02-22-2019)
Alexa Skill Teardown: Building the Interaction Model for the Space Explorer Skill (01-11-2019)
Googles plan to take on Alexa: new features, new devices, and a Trojan horse (01-08-2019)
NASA says it wants to save the Mars Opportunity rover, but some close to the mission doubt it (08-31-2018)
NASA holds out hope that the Opportunity rover will phone home (08-31-2018)
Unofficial SpaceX (08-16-2018)
SpaceX is flying an artificially intelligent robot named CIMON to the International Space Station (06-29-2018)
NASAs Opportunity rover sees its 5,000th day on Mars (02-19-2018)
Here are the most stunning images NASA has ever taken of our planet (02-16-2018)
NASA created a new chainmail tire that can transform its shape (11-23-2017)
Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes (10-28-2017)
Explore (most of) the solar system in Google Maps (10-16-2017)
Astrophysicists are using AI to analyse data 10 million times faster than before (08-31-2017)
NASA wants you to record solar eclipse data with an app (07-21-2017)
China and Russia could cripple the US with a space attack, but the US is pushing back (07-18-2017)
Astounding close (07-12-2017)
Congressional panel puts plans for a US Space Corps in 2018 defense budget (07-03-2017)
Debunking the claim on Alex Joness show that NASA is hiding kidnapped children on Mars (07-01-2017)
Pentagon Space Corps Plan Leaves Earth Science in the Dust (06-28-2017)
Mars Rovers AI is really good at selecting rocks to analyze (06-22-2017)
Open source software and much more available from NASA's Technology Transfer Program (06-08-2017)
Curiosity rover finds its crater was habitable for 700 million years (06-02-2017)
The weather on Jupiter is pure art in this new Juno satellite image (05-25-2017)
NASA launches searchable multimedia database (05-24-2017)
10 Amazing Finds on NASAs Data Portal (05-15-2017)
NASA Tests Origami (05-13-2017)
NASAs Nighttime Maps Trace Humanitys Impact on Earth (05-08-2017)
How to use a Raspberry Pi to capture images of planets #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi #astrophotogtaphy (05-05-2017)
Learning to farm on Mars could actually save agriculture on Earth (05-05-2017)
SpaceX Launches US Military Spy Satellite (05-01-2017)
The place where you can access NASAs photo archive #celebratephotography (04-22-2017)
The first Mars astronauts may be trapped inside of a tube for 3 years with no chance of escape (04-21-2017)
NASA has found evidence that an ice-covered moon of Saturn could sustain alien life (04-13-2017)
NASA just discovered the first food source for potential aliens (04-13-2017)
Space agencies mock Trump from the heavens (04-13-2017)
Space in Images (04-07-2017)
Space in Images - Search (04-07-2017)
Real data used to create fictional flight over Mars (03-22-2017)
In a Massachusetts warehouse, NASAs Valkyrie robot helps lay the groundwork for Mars settlements (03-18-2017)
The First Spacewalker Cheated Death And Crash-Landed In a Forest Full of Wolves (03-18-2017)
NASA Visible Earth: Home (03-06-2017)
Astronomers Deploy AI to Unravel the Mysteries of the Universe (03-06-2017)
Nasa just made all its research available online for free (03-04-2017)
NASA has a team that tracks everything astronauts lose in space (03-03-2017)
The chief scientist at NASA reveals how its innovations have changed your everyday life (12-13-2016)
NASA Puts its 3D Models Up on GitHub (11-08-2016)
New Images of Earth Available through NASA's EPIC API (11-08-2016)
The ExoMars Lander Malfunctioned Within 50 Seconds of Touchdown on Mars (10-20-2016)
Kim Stanley Robinson says Elon Musk's Mars plan is a 1920s science-fiction clich (10-17-2016)
Obama Has a Plan to Save Us From Space Storms (10-17-2016)
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) 19990004160: CAPRI (Computational... (10-15-2016)
Space Photos of the Week: Purple Haze Star Cluster, All in Your Brain (10-14-2016)
NASA: Open Gov Plan 2016 Outline (09-29-2016)
NASA Pulls Together National Data to Sleuth Out Air Traffic Improvement Mysteries (08-26-2016)
The First Photographs of the Earth from the Moon Were Taken 50 Years Ago Today (08-23-2016)
?From Now On You'll Be Able to Access NASA Research for Free (08-17-2016)
NASA Unveils New Public Web Portal for Research Results #NASA (08-17-2016)
NASA publishes 44,000 Mars surface images (08-09-2016)
An Insider?s Look: The Space Data Chain (08-02-2016)
40 years after the first landing on Mars, this NASA scientist looks to resurrect Viking 1?s analog data (07-20-2016)
Code NASA ? 253 NASA open source software projects (06-27-2016)
The Data Briefing: NASA?s New Big Data Strategy (06-22-2016)
Open data from Mars (04-12-2016)
NASA has released 3 million images of Earth - these are 6 of the best (04-12-2016)
Your Trek to Vesta & Mars Starts Now (04-04-2016)
ExoMol (03-22-2016)
Now you can explore Mars using this official map (02-15-2016)
NASA releases even more of its fantastical space tourism posters (02-09-2016)
NASAs wakeup songs (02-05-2016)
NASA wants your help designing an arm for its flying space station robot (01-19-2016)
Stunning photos of SpaceX's rocket prepping for today's launch (01-17-2016)
NASA?s Ever-Increasing Library of 3D Models (08-30-2015)
NASA launches API portal to explore vast amounts of agency data (06-05-2015)
NASA Open APIs (05-28-2015)
The API Briefing: NASA Builds to Launch More APIs to Developers (05-27-2015)
NASA Launches API Portal to Encourage Use of Data Sets (05-26-2015)
NASA APIs: Opening Data Assets (04-16-2015)
NASA?s New Data Portal (04-16-2015)
NASA to Release New API Catalog (04-14-2015)
Asteroid Database and Mining Rankings - Asterank (04-10-2015)
SkyWatch: An API for the Universe - open.NASA (03-31-2015)
Engineers to Fine-Tune ?Cold Spray? a Next-Gen 3D-Printing Technology for Astronauts (01-23-2015)

These are curated as part of my daily work to understand what is happening across the space, and I regularly use them to track on what has occurred overtime, and include them in my guides, whitepapers, and other outputs.

Space Companies and Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.


Asterank is a scientific and economic database of over 600,000 asteroids.  Weve collected, computed, or inferred important data such as asteroid mass and composition from multiple scientific sources. With this information, we estimate the costs and rewards of mining asteroids.  Details on orbits and basic physical parameters are sourced from the Minor Planet Center and NASA JPL. Composition data is based on spectral classification and size. Our calculations incorporate conclusions from multiple scientific publications in addition to cross-referencing known meteorite data.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency that is responsible for the civilian space program as well as for aeronautics and aerospace research. President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1958[5] with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science. The National Aeronautics and Space Act was passed on July 29, 1958, disestablishing NASAs predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).

Project Chronos

This platform originates from the Hackathon SpaceApps Challenge 2014 and integrates information about space missions from NASA, ESA, and JAXA with our learn-by-playing paradigm to let you dive into space knowledge in an exciting way! The next era of space exploration will be driven by distributed and open exploration ventures. Thousands of rovers and micro-probes will be surfing the System, controlled by many private and public institutions and, eventually, by private citizens, with the goal of collecting and sharing data. Space is too vast to have restricted access: cheap technologies (micro-satellites, social participation, open challenges, private launchers), multidisciplinarity, and always more specialized knowledge are taking part to the race.